How can I find my photography niche?
Finding our style in photography is one of the hardest things to do and sometimes we feel like we will never find a niche. However from my experiences I do know some ways which will point you in the right direction, so that hopefully one day you will go on to inspire others with your work.
1. Stop Trying To Be Someone Else
It’s very easy to get sucked into this world of “I like your photos, so i’m going to create that same shot”. If you keep following this path you will only end up chasing someone else’s success rather than creating your own. Being inspired by a persons work can easily become you trying to copy their portfolio, so you have to remember if you want to be at the same level as them, you need to try a different route or expand even more on their ideas.
2. Shoot Every Day
If you really think photography will be your career, passion, lifestyle; then shoot every single day. Someone who is passionate about photography will go out and take photos of anything from all different angles and perspectives. You wont always have the perfect shoot every day and you may hate a weeks worth of photos, but what you are doing is expanding your imagination in this photographic world. You’re allowing yourself to grow over time and learn from the mistakes you’ve made.
3. Learn more about your camera first
Your camera is the main tool you use, so even if you have a boring location it’s how you turn that situation into something unique. The best thing to do is put it in manual and go back to basics. Learn about a cameras ISO, shutter speed and aperture and then start changing the focus and lightning. Keep learning about your cameras functionality and then people will end up asking you “how did you take that shot?”.